Does BMW enter the truck market with a new X5 base model?

We all know that Mercedes has launched its pickup truck in the automobile industry. In such a situation, how can its biggest competitor BMW be far behind? The 2019 BMW Pickup Truck will be an answer for Mercedes-Benz X-Class model. There is no doubt about the fact that BMW will implement the best possible features in the pickup truck to get an edge over its competitor from all aspects.

2019 BMW Pickup Truck – Possible Design

The 2019 BMW Pickup will be inspired by the X5 SUV and some styling cues will be taken from there. The new truck will use the CLAR platform, which stands for cluster architecture. Lightweight materials like magnesium and aluminum will be used in the making of the pickup truck body. These are lightweight as well as tough and rigid at the same time. Moreover, the body made from these materials can accommodate different engine variants. The front end of the vehicle will have impressive and dynamic designing with angular A-pillar and aggressive hood. The grille and the massive bumper also need special mention here. The headlights are placed in an angular style and run on laser technology. The interiors are going to have highly luxurious materials and technologically advanced features.

2019 BMW Pickup Truck

No clear specifications have been received regarding the safety and security features which are available in the new truck. However, it is mentioned that the pickup truck will have some of the best safety features for the driver, particularly when the drive will be on rough and rugged terrains.

2019 BMW Pickup Truck – Engine Options

There are quite many engine variants, which are being planned for the 2019 BMW Pickup Truck. There would be no V-8 engine under the hood of this model. Rather there will be 4-cylinder and V6 engines in the vehicle – both in diesel and gasoline. The pickup truck running on gasoline will have 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo 4-pot as the base. This engine has the capacity of churning 248 HP of energy and 258 lbs-feet of torque. Another model of the pickup truck will have 3.0 liter 6-cylinder turbo, offering 355 HP of energy and 332 lbs-feet of torque. The diesel engine is a 3.0 Liter I-6, churning out 310 HP and 420 lbs-feet of torque. All the engine options are expected to be coupled to the 8-speed automatic transmission.

Pricing and Availability

There has been no final confirmation regarding the pricing of 2019 BMW pickup truck as yet. However, as per news and reports from automobile insiders, the vehicle has to be priced below €37,294 in order to provide competition to Mercedes’ pickup truck.

BMW has not officially confirmed a particular date for release it truck. It is being speculated that the pickup truck will be available in early 2019.

Summing it up

2019 BMW pickup truck should definitely be manufactured to provide competition to the Mercedes pickup truck from all aspects. Time will tell the impact that the vehicle makes when the pickup truck will be launched in the market in 2019.

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